Thomas R. Hrdlick

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The Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia affirmed the District Court’s decision in Central United Life v. Burwell on July 1, 2016. This decision is very significant for those assessing the future strength of, and compliance framework for, the fixed indemnity market. Central United Life v. Burwell enjoined the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) from enforcing that portion of a new rule that limited the sale of fixed indemnity health…
Employee Assistance Programs (or EAPs) have served employers and their employees for decades, providing a variety of benefits to address issues that might otherwise adversely affect the overall health and work of employees. A National Study of Employers conducted in 2008 found that 65 percent of employers in the United States provided EAP benefits, an increase of 9 percent from the same study conducted in 1998, with 97 percent of employers with over 5,000 employees…